Outlander

By Diana Gabaldon


Now, this is a novel. I’ve read this one before, but have never gotten around to reading the rest of the series. I decided that this whole set of six books would make good summer reading, and decided to start over with the first one. The seventh in the series is due to be published this fall, so I need to read faster.

If you haven’t read these, and like historical romance, I’d highly recommend this. The main heroine, Claire, is poking around a set of standing stones in 1945 Scotland. When she accidentally touches one of the stones, she’s whirled back through time to 1743, in the Scottish Highlands right before the rebellion of Bonnie Prince Charlie. She has loads of perilous adventures, and due to her smart-ass personality, gets in a lot of trouble along the way. She meets rogues and outlaws, and ends up marrying into a large Highland clan for protection.

The whole thing is completely preposterous, but Gabaldon writes it so well that it ends up being a real page-turner. This is a terrific book, and I’ve already gotten well into the second book of the series.

627 pages.

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Outlander — 3 Comments

  1. I loved these books. I get so attached to the Fraser family — when a book is over it’s like dear friends moved away.

  2. I just picked this up used yesterday (based on how many great things I’ve heard about it), although it could sit on my TBR shelf for a long time, since historicals aren’t my favorite thing.

  3. I have read and reread this series many times. Most recently, I started Outlander at camp in June so I could get through the series before September 22. I’m in the middle of the 5th book, so I think there’s plenty of reading left.

    I LOVE this series, although the first book is really my favorite. And the second .

    You might also enjoy Sara Donati’s Wilderness series, if you like this one. The author’s real name is Rosina Lippi (she has a great blog), and she lives here in Washington. State.

    Somehow this post just showed up on my bloglines (?!), but I had to comment.